Thai Square at the Wig & Pen

 
 
ADDRESS
229 - 230 Strand, Holborn, Aldwych, London WC2R 1BF 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday: 12:00-15:00,17:30-23:00. Saturday: 13:00-21:30
 
PRICES
Under £35
 

Nearby

 
 

Thai Square at the Wig & PenFormally the famous Wig and Pen Club, this branch of Thai Square occupies a building that's supposedly the only one on the Strand to have survived the great Fire of London in 1666. Since the early 1900s this historical gem situated on the Strand served as a drinking den popular among journalists of nearby Fleet Street and lawyers - who didn't have far to stumble from the Royal Courts of Justice opposite. Now only the leaded stained-glass window bearing the date in 1625 serves as a reminder of its long history. Back then, number 230 was the home of the Gatekeeper of Temple Bar who used to offer 'pennorth (penny worth) of meat and bread' to the crowds who used to gather at the Temple Gate where beheaded traitors were displayed. This explains the reputed sightings of Cromwell's ghost who supposedly visits the bar searching for his head. Today, you'll find pad thai in place of your 'pennorth of meat', and prawn cracker instead of bread. Prices may have gone up a little too in the intervening years but they remain very reasonable all the same.

 

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Thai Square at the Wig & Pen

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Opening and closing times for Thai Square at the Wig & Pen

Today (Friday) Thai Square at the Wig & Pen closes at 23.00

Monday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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15.00
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17.30
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

13.00
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21.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Thai Square at the Wig & Pen Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
City Thameslink Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Near Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  23% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £191  22% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  32% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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148 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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148 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Busaba Eathai - Floral Street
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44 Floral Street, WC2E | 9 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
215 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
 
 
 
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Gaucho - Chancery Lane
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
125 - 126 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
The Gaucho Grill boasts the finest Argentine steak (Bife de Lomo) in London. The consistently high quality is spread throughout all nine of its London venues. ... More
 
 
 
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Cigalon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
115 Chancery Lane, Holborn, WC2A | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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The Pajama Game
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd May to 13th September 2014
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 12 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 7 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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The White Swan
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
108 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
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Bounce
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, EC1N | 7 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
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Somerset House 5 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

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Concerts | Until 20th July 2014 

Somerset House 5 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

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Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

Somerset House 5 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

Time: Tattoo Art Today at Somerset House is a free exhibition that presents original artworks from 70 of the world's ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

Aldwych Theatre 6 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

The Royal Shakespeare Company's new dramatisation of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novels 'Bring Up the Bodies' and 'Wolf ...More

 
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Concerts | On 11th July 2014 

St Bride's Church 6 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

The mezzo-soprano performs a selection of classical pieces....More

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Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

Novello Theatre 6 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

Duchess Theatre 6 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

Kathleen Turner, who famously bared all when she last appeared in the West End - in a stage adaptation of ...More

 
Peace Breaks Out! London and Paris in the summer of 1814
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Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2014 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

The summer of 1814, following the exile of Napoleon to Elba, saw 'the English popping across the Channel like champagne ...More

 
World Premiere Concert For Oboe and Strings
Concerts | On 11th July 2014 

St Andrew's Church 7 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

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Red Note Ensemble
Concerts | On 11th July 2014 

St Andrew's Church 7 minutes walk from Thai Square At The Wig & Pen

The ensemble performs John Adams's Shaker Loops, Samuel Barber's Adagio For Strings, Judith Bingham's Oboe Concerto and The Hythe and ...More

 
 
 
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